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infinitive US English

The basic form of a verb, without an inflection binding it to a particular subject or tense (e.g., see in we came to see, let him see)

infinitive New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

basic uninflected form of a verb

split infinitive US English

A construction consisting of an infinitive with an adverb or other word inserted between to and the verb, e.g., she seems to really like it

split infinitive New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

construction with an adverb between the to of an infinitive and the verb


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